My Home: Mouth blown lights from the Danish island of Bornholm
by Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home
Hello there! I’m on a cruise ship Norway bound right now. I’m on board to hold a talk about Scandinavian design – definitely a fist, and very fun! One of the key parts of my talk is about how Scandi design is associated with artisans. There’s something extremely special about the passion and care that goes into handcrafted items, not to mention the feeling you get when you hold them in your hands. Every nick, bubble and irregularity gives the piece its soul and adds to the character. Scandinavia has a long history of glass blowing and my latest find are these absolutely beautiful mouth blown SKY lights by Pernille Bülow. Located on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, the esteemed team of glass blowers are passionate about unique design and sustainability – and that the process of collecting liquid glass pulp from a 1120 furnace and blowing it into shape – extremely seriously. I can’t tell you how happy I was when they arrived!
I went for three different sizes of the clear SKY pendant lamps in gold to hang over our dining table – aren’t they pretty?! They are also available in grey, golden, pink, blue, tea, turquoise and recycled glass with the option of either chrome or gold fittings (check out the complete collection here).
In case you love these lamps just as much as I do – you can pick them up online here. They ship worlswide – yay!
And if you find yourself on the (magical) Danish island of Bornholm why not pop into the Pernille Bülow workshop and watch the daily glass blowing in action? You can also check out their other handcrafted glass items such as glasses, vases and candle-holders in the gallery.
Have a wonderful weekend – and see you on Monday!
I collaborated with the delightful team of glass blowers at Pernille Bülow for this post, as always all words, photography and styling are my own.